|Publication number||US7585303 B2|
|Application number||US 11/171,849|
|Publication date||Sep 8, 2009|
|Filing date||Jun 30, 2005|
|Priority date||Jun 30, 2005|
|Also published as||CA2617329A1, CA2617329C, CN101505669A, CN101505669B, EP1906786A2, EP1906786A4, US8070758, US20070000510, US20090287224, US20120059393, WO2007005229A2, WO2007005229A3|
|Publication number||11171849, 171849, US 7585303 B2, US 7585303B2, US-B2-7585303, US7585303 B2, US7585303B2|
|Original Assignee||Laurence Karubian|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (17), Referenced by (1), Classifications (8), Legal Events (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
The present disclosure relates to depilatory systems, and to medical devices used for the removal of undesired epidermal tissue and related processes.
In particular, the present invention provides for a unique application for delicate body cavity treatment, for example for nasal hair removal, without injuring the texture of the delicate skin and which may be performed by a user, elegantly and simply without support from others necessarily required.
Briefly stated, improved devices for removing dermis, for example, nasal hair using natural wax, or glue-based formulations. One embodiment uses telescoping tubes and there is wax or glue located in the inner tubes or between the tubes, whereby the tubes are located so that the inner one can extend or retract relative to the outer tube. Following heating the wax or glue for softening purposes, the same is applied to the inner part of, for example, the nasal cavity by emplacing the same in a desired naris and through application of force and wax extrusion through a cloth boot or otherwise, in combination with mild external pressure, removal is accomplished.
Those skilled in the arts of personal care, health, and beauty understand that a user's ears and various other cavity-based spaces can be cleansed and rendered more patent according to the teachings of the present disclosure as set forth herein and claimed below.
According to the instant disclosure there is provided a process for removing tissue from a mammal's body cavity, which comprises, in combination, heating a combined syringe-style and plunger-type of device having at least one of a bolus of wax and a plug of glue inside of it, inserting the device into the body cavity to be treated, urging the plunger mechanism from a first to a second position, extruding the wax or glue through a cloth boot which entraps detachable dermis lining the cavity and remains emplaced for a period of time, and removing the emplaced cloth and wax and entrapped dermal tissue.
According to the instant disclosure there is provided a novel device for removing undesired dermis from a body cavity of a mammal, which comprises, in combination: a syringe-style plunger mechanism operable to move from a first to a second position; a cavity for housing at least one of a bolus of wax and a glue plug; a guide mechanism to distribute the exudate to a desired location, and a cloth boot to trap hairs within a layer of at least one of glue and wax prior to removal.
Likewise, reasonable extensions of the teachings set forth herein are expressly contemplated to be within the scope of the instant disclosure, and such relief is hereby earnestly solicited.
The instant disclosure is now described in greater detail with reference to an exemplary set of embodiments whereby like reference designating elements are denoted by similar reference designating numbers, and in which:
The present inventor has discovered that novel enhanced personal hygiene mechanisms and regimens can be implemented through the use of a simple device and methods that allow a user to treat him or herself without the need for high cost, support and assistance from others, or the trapping either of a salon or medical suite.
In one aspect of the instant teachings, there is provided an appliance for wax depilation, especially for facial use, although the convenience and self-application enable a broad spectrum of alternate possible usages, which have been prototyped and undertaken by the present inventor.
For discussion purposes, and in exemplary fashion only, the use of the instant system for nose hair removal is offered for consideration. Those skilled in the art will understand that this illustrative set of teachings is merely that, and is not meant in any sense to be limiting of the teachings of the present invention.
It is known that various methods of wax depilation are in widespread use, especially for the removal of hairs from legs. Competition from lasers is limited by long-term damage data and chemical treatments likewise have serious downsides.
Known methods consist of melting the wax, in applying it to the leg in the molten state by means of a spatula, for example, in allowing the wax to solidify, then in exerting a pull on the wax in order to detach it from the skin. The hairs which are imprisoned in the wax are thus detached from the skin at the same time as the wax.
This method cannot readily be employed for depilating the face by the user's own unaided efforts. The internal and surfaces of the face are in fact very irregular and entail the need for a very high degree of accuracy of application of the wax in order to prevent any contact between the latter and very sensitive organs such as the mouth, the nostrils and the eyes.
One type of appliance which is already known serves to heat the wax or like material and to extrude this latter through an outlet nozzle. This apparatus consists of a kind of piston which is displaced by hand at one end of the appliance in order to discharge the wax in paste form within the appliance, however, it is cumbersome and requires noxious chemicals and the paste is an irritant as well.
Such an appliance cannot readily be applied to self-depilation of highly localized and sensitive areas of the skin and especially of the face, nor is it easily heated.
The aim of the present invention is to create an appliance for wax depilation which is particularly suitable for this purpose, namely elegant, simple, and safe self-depilitation, or depilitation between partners, intimates or others in special relationships.
Thus, when the appliance is in service, the user pushes the carriage forward and causes a certain quantity of wax to be discharged from the nozzle by extrusion, which can be applied with accuracy.
The user may consequently carry out a very accurate depilation of the face without any attendant hazard to sensitive parts of the face.
By regulating the effort exerted the rate of extrusion of the wax from the outlet nozzle of the appliance can accordingly be controlled with accuracy.
Likewise, by providing a kit that can enable a user to undergo self-depilation, the present inventor has moved the world of consumer-driven personal health and beauty products forward.
Nose Hair Removal
Understanding in general terms the process informs and enables use of the product. Referring now to
The present disclosure next employs a conventional strip of heat sensitive material, for example, using color-changing to indicate when it is ready to be removed 5. Those skilled in the art also understand that instructions and directions on timing for this are readily substitutable.
The next step 7, involves removal of nose waxer 100 from the microwave, followed by insertion of the same 100 into the selected nare, or nostril opening of a user 9.
Step 11 involves depressing plunger 101 all of the way until wax is extruded through cloth boot and user perceives the sensation of warmed wax, as proprioception inside of user's nare.
At this time, step 13 involves the application of a modicum of outside pressure to the external surface of user's nose. This is followed by an at least ten minute wax hardening step 15.
Finally, step 17 involves gentle removal of the nose waxer 100 from desired nare of user's nostril, removing those nose hairs that have become intermingled.
Turning now to
Referring now to
Hammerhead 107 extends from housing 105, and includes grated section 115, having apertuces, slots, and the like means for permitting wax bolus to pass through, as melted. Distal end of hammerhead 107 engages end cap 103 about which cloth boot 99 is disposed. Nose guide 117 is adapted to fit into the nose of averaged user size noses, at the taper angle determined by the inventor to be optimal.
While the apparatus and method have been described in terms of what are presently considered to be the most practical and preferred embodiments, it is to be understood that the disclosure need not be limited to the disclosed embodiments. It is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements included within the spirit and scope of the claims, the scope of which should be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar structures. The present disclosure includes any and all embodiments of the following claims.
Turning now to
Likewise, those skilled in the art will readily understand that alternate configuration remain within the skill level of those of ordinary skill in the trade, for example, alternate methods for exuding wax through the trunk of hammerhead 107 have been contemplated.
Referring now to
Referring now to
Once again it is noted that any natural wax, for example beeswax, functions well as wax bolus/glue plug/combination 109 (not shown), according to the teachings of the present disclosure. By applying pressure to alternate assembly 122, exudate is forced through, for example, the zone underneath cloth boot 99 (which may be any number of materials as known to artisans, so further discussion is omitted).
Referring now to
While the apparatus, and processes have been described in terms of what are presently considered to be the most practical and preferred embodiments, it is to be understood that the disclosure need not be limited to the disclosed embodiments. It is intended to cover various modifications and similar arrangements included within the spirit and scope of the claims, the scope of which should be accorded the broadest interpretation so as to encompass all such modifications and similar structures. The present disclosure includes any and all embodiments of the following claims.
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|Cooperative Classification||A61K8/02, A61Q9/04, A61K8/92|
|European Classification||A61K8/92, A61Q9/04, A61K8/02|